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Advancement Work in Student Affairs: The Challenges and Strategies. New Directions for Student Services, Number 130. J–B SS Single Issue Student Services

  • ID: 2241030
  • Book
  • September 2010
  • 88 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Readers are encouraged to consider fundraising an essential component of their future as student affairs professionals. Chapter topics discussed include
  1. The context for development work in student affairs
  2. Getting started in student affairs development
  3. Student affairs and alumni relations
  4. Fundraising for student affairs at comprehensive institutions
  5. Entrepreneurialism in student affairs: the Eckerd College Waterfront Program story
  6. More than an open door: deploying philanthropy to student access and success in American Community Colleges
  7. Suggestions for the path ahead
Student affairs divisions need to find ways to support themselves and move toward self–reliance and self–determination. The most important aspect of student affairs practice will always be in the context of institutional frameworks and mission, and it will always be characterized as a collaborative partnership with others. However, the best of student affairs operations will at the same time be characterized as self–sufficient, carrying their own weight––a goal best accomplished through a commitment to development work and fundraising. This volume aims to help student affairs professionals realize that goal.

This is the 130th volume of the Jossey–Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

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Thomas E. Miller

1. The Context for Development Work in Student Affairs 3
Thomas E. Miller

This chapter presents the circumstances for the evolution of development work in student affairs and the natural fit between the practices and nature of student affairs and those of fundraising.

2. Getting Started in Student Affairs Development 9
Myra F. Morgan, Sharon M. Policello

This chapter explores the issues and challenges that are associated with starting a development program within a student affairs division, particularly as applied at a large public university.

3. Student Affairs and Alumni Relations 19
Patricia A. Rissmeyer

The chapter describes the special role that student affairs administrators have in fostering good alumni connections and the various strategies employed at different institutions to maintain those relationships.

4. Fundraising for Student Affairs at Comprehensive Institutions 31
Jan Arminio, Leslie Folmer Clinton, George Harpster

This chapter presents a multisite case study to uncover current practices in fundraising in student affairs and in connecting student affairs to institutional development efforts. Best practices for making those connections are described.

5. Entrepreneurialism in Student Affairs: The Eckerd College Waterfront Program Story 47
William Covert, Cari Murphy

This chapter describes an innovative entrepreneurial program designed by taking advantage of institutional setting, institutional needs, and community needs. The program, which serves a large number of students and the local boating community, is complex, productive, and effective.

6. More Than an Open Door: Deploying Philanthropy to Student Access and Success in American Community Colleges 55
Joyce C. Romano, Geraldine Gallagher, Sanford C. Shugart

This chapter describes how community college foundations provide critical opportunities primarily focused on meeting student financial needs. Student affairs professionals team with foundation colleagues in important ways to focus opportunity and resources where most needed.

7. Summary and Suggestions for the Path Ahead 71
Thomas E. Miller

This chapter presents a look at the future of development work in student affairs and presents the ways in which fundraising is changing and how student affairs divisions can be poised to have a particularly important effect.


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